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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 31, 2012 6:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: songs i never skip

Not nescessarily what i consider their absolute best songs but here are a few i never seem to NOT be in the mood to hear : Candyman, Black Peter, GDTRFB, i know you rider, Althea. I'm sure theres more but these ones are for certain. What are yours if there are any

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Feb 1, 2012 10:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: songs i never skip

Not many songs I skip, but here are the songs I refuse to skip under any condition:

Dark Star
TOO
St. Stephen>Eleven
PITB
WRS & LIG
Caution
China>Rider
Eyes
Spanish Jam
Viola Lee Blues

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Feb 1, 2012 11:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: songs i never skip

really? never? see to me that seems odd but maybe I have A.D.D. or something. I love all those songs but I have to be in the right frame to listen to a Dark Star or Playin. To me their two best instrumentally pleasing songs by far. And the Other Onoe, I tend to skip the latter day ones because like NFA it seems the tune turned into a go through the motions thing

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Feb 1, 2012 11:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: songs i never skip

"really? never?"

Not that I can recall, other than the first few weeks I started listening to the band and most Dark Stars just went right over my head. If I'm going to a give my full attention to a show by listening to the songs in order, I would never think about skipping any of those essential pieces of music.

If I'm not in the mood for something like DS or PITB, then I don't put on a show that has them in the setlist. I'll usually listen to JGB instead, and when I'm craving the dark exploration of a DS, PITB, TOO, etc. then I listen to them constantly. I once listened to nothing but different Dark Stars for almost a week straight. I've yet to grow tired of them.

I agree about TOO. There are some fierce versions up until '78 but I never really listen to any past that year anymore, so there's no need to skip it for me.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Feb 1, 2012 12:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: songs i never skip

I have a Dark Star playlist with all 172 versions (or half-versions) that I have, and that one gets lots of airtime at work. Strange though it may seem, it's a much smoother listen than trying to listen to a whole show, not to mention that you can tune in or tune out just about anytime, and it just doesn't distract me from work the same way that music with a lot of vocals does. It's Grateful Dead Muzak ... (kidding!, please)

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Feb 1, 2012 12:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: songs i never skip

Always late to the party, in the order they occurred to me:
Bird Song
Althea
Peggy-O
Candyman
Going Down The Road
Stella Blue
Loser
Morning Dew
Fire on the Mountain
Ramble On Rose
El Paso
Greatest Story Ever Told
Lost Sailor
Looks Like Rain
Mexicali Blues
Jack-A-Roe
He's Gone
Dark Star
Jack Straw
To Lay Me Down
Deep Elem Blues
On The Road Again
Big RR Blues
Cold Rain & Snow
Spanish jam
Must Have Been The Roses
Eyes of the World (except some super-fast 80's versions)
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Desolation Row (pretty much all the Dylan covers)
Row Jimmy (unless vocals go seriously off-the-rails)
Uncle John's Band (unless vocals etc.)


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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Jan 31, 2012 7:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: songs i never skip

Great thread idea, JOTS.

I'd have to say, off the top of my head, "Mountains Of The Moon." Even if I don't think I'm in the mood for it, a few bars convinces me otherwise. 60's-era China Cats, too... and 'I've Been All Around This World.'

And, almost always, Shakedown Street (unlikely as that may sound.) -_-



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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Feb 1, 2012 9:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: songs i never skip

I wasnt really considering ultra rare songs but im with you on been all around this world and will in that case throw in little sadie and cosmic charlie too

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 31, 2012 7:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: songs i never skip

MAMU. Seriously. Just like the band, I can't seem to get enough of it. (Plus, it's short, so why not?)

Actually, I tend not to skip very much at all, if I'm listening to a whole show; but if I do skip, it tends to be in the 1st set (plus, say, a OMSN encore). A theoretical "just sampling the 1st set" list of don't-skips could include Loser, BEW, Althea, PeggyO, China Rider, Big River, Cumberland Blues, and probably Minglewood.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Jan 31, 2012 7:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: songs i never skip

So many, but above all the slow numbers: Morning Dew, Brokedown Palace, Peggy O, Row Jimmy, Mission in the Rain, Sunrise, Death Don't Have No Mercy, It's All Over Now Baby Blue, Rosemary.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Feb 1, 2012 9:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: songs i never skip

I think brokedown should be added to my list and maybe row jimmy too. Mission was too rare for me to consider but is one of my favs. And rosemary doesnt cound theres only one documented live performance wish there were more

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Feb 1, 2012 3:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: songs i never skip

Yep--just one Rosemary. But do you ever skip it?

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Feb 1, 2012 3:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: songs i never skip

Sound quality is hissy and terrible so actually I only put on that show for that particular song.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Jan 31, 2012 7:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: songs i never skip

I'd agree with all of those, but, much as I love Donna, I'd swop 'Sunrise' for 'Stella.'

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Jan 31, 2012 7:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: songs i never skip

Hey, I was just getting started. Happy to add Stella Blue, plus Comes a Time, Attics of My Life, To Lay Me Down, What's Become of the Baby...

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Jan 31, 2012 8:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: songs i never skip

:)

Baby? Good one!


@Althea Rose: I never skip MAMU either. I especially like the altered lyrics where Weir sings "picked up a bottle, cracked him in the jaw.'

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 1, 2012 4:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: songs i never skip

I'll answer regardging JGB, since I mainly listen to JGB these days. I never, ever, ever skip Catfish John. It would be unthinkable.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Feb 1, 2012 12:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: songs i never skip

Totally agree - both Catfish John and Sitting In Limbo are essential

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 1, 2012 4:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: songs i never skip

You people SKIP SONGS????

(just kidding)

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Poster: madmonkmcphee Date: Feb 1, 2012 11:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: songs i never skip

Might as Well, Half-step, Loser, JBG, BEW, Promised Land, almost every Jerry ballad. Yeah, not many Weir songs on my list....

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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Feb 1, 2012 9:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: songs i never skip

Not to bash Weir

Do you notice the "never skip" songs are always Garcia tunes?

Nod to some Lesh tunes as well

IMHO

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Feb 1, 2012 9:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: songs i never skip

Loser is a song I use to gauge whether a show has "it" or not.

Jack Straw is another one that indicates if they are on or off.

Deal is generally going to rock, but I'm partial to the one that are over 8 minutes long...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1983-10-17.mtx.seamons.fix2.92424.sbeok.flac16

If its a short version I'm not as likely to home in on it. Same with Sugaree and Birdsong - they need at least 13 minutes to really get going (reference the same show as above).

Just about anything Jerry does is going to be worth the effort of listening.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Feb 1, 2012 11:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: songs i never skip

" Just about anything Jerry does is going to be worth the effort of listening. "

agreed but am I the only one that is sometimes in the mood for something in particular as well as not in the mood for a certain song at that certain time? By skipping a song it doesnt mean to me at all that I dont love a certain song. It's just like picking out a DVD that I own to watch. Almost all the ones I own I could watch multiple times ( that's why I own them ) but I pick out a movie that sounds good right then. There are only a few that I would almost always say yes to at every given moment ( ganster films at the top )